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April 01, 2013

Time Travel With French Country Crafts

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 1a

Hello G45ers,

Happy April Fools Day! We don't have any pranks planned for today's blog but we do have lots of incredible ideas and inspiration featuring our colorful French Country collection! Today you will see a gorgeous card by Kristin Wilson, a stunning layout by Tara Orr and an adorably fun altered mask by Susan Lui! Today's Graphic 45 blog has something for everyone! Plus we have a brand new blog contest this week! Since today is the first day in April, we thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by offering this beautiful Place in Time prize! You could win a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers and Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Tags 1, Flower Staples and a MyStik by Scrapbook Adhesives! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! We will announce one randomly chosen winner this Friday!

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Are you ready to take a trip back in time with some gorgeous French Country crafts?! The incredible vintage-inspired designs and bold colors of French Country are just what you need to create the perfect work or craft art! Behold this fabulous birthday card by Kristin Wilson! She layered the lovely French Country papers and added some pretty embellishments from the Graphic 45 Staples line to give this card the perfect amount of vintage charm. It's a birthday dream come true!




Graphic 45: French Country Collection 6x6 Papers, Double-Sided Cardstock, Cardstock Stickers, Chipboard Button, Metal Brad
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Twine

Here is another bright and inspiring French Country creation! This is a wonderfully layered French Country layout by Tara Orr. She went all out by layering the French Country papers with recycled Graphic 45 Staples packaging, pretty Chipboard Tags and Graphic 45 Metal Staples! This LO is bright, fun and sweetly nostalgic!






Patterned Paper: Bonjour, Rendezvous, Bon Appetit, A La Carte, French Country, Deja Vu: French Country
Patterned Paper: Butterfly Specifics: Olde Curiosity Shoppe
French Country Cardstock Die Cuts

Next up is this super fun Venetian Mask by Susan Lui! Susan used the new French Country Flowers and lots of pretty papers from one of our first Graphic 45 collections Renaissance Faire! You can see how seamless the French Country Flowers and Graphic 45 Staples combine in this charming work of art! While we no longer carry the Renaissance Faire collection, you can find the same classic saturated color pallet in our new French Country collection! Combining different Graphic 45 collections and Staples can be so much fun! The dazzling vintage-inspired designs spans the ages!

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"I was inspired by my recent holiday to Italy to create this Venetian Mask using Graphic 45 papers. I decided on an older Graphic 45 collection, Renaissance Faire, because the lush colours and designs best suited the Venetian mask I had in mind. I created the top part of the mask entirely from Renaissance Faire patterned papers, twirling them so they hold their curls, for which Venetian masks are known for. At the end of the curls I added some Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Brads and Metal flowers. A fussy-cut flower adorns the left of the mask, together with flowers and more Graphic 45 Staples Metal Flowers and Brads, as well as a die cut flower from the new French Country collection. This mask was a pleasure to experiment with." -Susan Lui

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 1a

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 2

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 3


Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire patterned papers - Awakening, Florentine, Tudor Rose
Graphic 45 French Country Collection Flowers
Graphic 45 Staples - Metal Flower, Ornate Brad, Stamped Metal Brad
Prima Marketing flowers and butterfly

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog! We want to wish you all a very happy April Fools Day! Huge thanks to Kristin Wilson, Tara Orr and Susan Lui for their beautiful work today! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that amazing Place in Time prize pack. We hope you all have a wonderful day! Come on back and join us tomorrow for more beautiful crafts and inspiration from your friends at Graphic 45!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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Beautiful creations as allway´s. Thank you for the great inspration.

wow what can i say awesome projects and im really loving the mask

Just so gorgeous!

Just spent the day in France at Epcot @ Disney Parks, Florida; took great pics and can't wait to use the G45 Country French Collection!

Would love to win Place In Time.

Wow that mask is amazing, lots of detail stunning job. The french country layout is great, love all the layering and techniques used on the piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

Loving these projects especially the layout! Love this design thanks fir chance to win . !

Such fantastic ingredients and crafting! These are all fabulous and that venetian mask is sublime! Thanks so much for chance to win. Nicola x


Amazing projects!

uh, wow, this mask is the most funny-amazing-gorgeous thing made from paper i've ever seen.
i'm dying to know how these these swirls keep their form..

also love the card!

Oh my goodness. That mask is so creative. Wonderful inspiring projects. Happy Monday with G45.

Beautiful projects! I'm in awe of the mask, it's gorgeous!

Lovely creations. Thanks for sharing.

Such beautiful projects! The mask is so clever!

beautiful projects ... made with beautiful paper ... very creative
~ Terry ~

Love today's projects!! Great ideas.

I love that there are more and more masculine cards being shown here! The card is gorgeous and the mask is divine! Thanks for sharing!

Thx for sharing. Love these projects

Love how versatile G45 papers are! Thank You.

That mask is out of this world gorgeous!

Wowwwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous ... but that MASK... WOW WOW WOW!!!

wicked cool love it

Oh wow... I just loveeee all your series. They are incredibly awesome! Thank you for sharing once again! *hugs*

Beautiful projects, Love the mask!TFS

Fab projects! Love the mask though - really clever!

Place in Time! That would make a neat travel log.

Would LOVE to win this beautiful Place in Time prize! G45 has the BEST products!!

The mask is great grabbed my eye right away

Very pretty projects! French Country has such great colors.

I love all three but oh my, the mask is beautiful!!

love the mask so New Orleans all the last few weeks posting have been inspiring

French Country is one of two Graphic 45 all time favorits. I've already been
through two pads of the 12x12 & 8x8 pads. Please keep those ideas coming.

great projects; love the mask and curling the paper, what a clever idea!

Gorgeous! Lets be honest, we are never disappointed :)

All are so beautiful but the mask is WOW!

Absolutely beautiful!

The Mask is outstanding! what a clever project.

Wow Mask is amazing and the other projects rock too. . .

Beautiful projects.

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